Employment Lawyer for highly Skilled Migrant

Facing redundancy as a Higlhy Skilled Migrant?

Are you a highly skilled migrant facing redundancy in the Netherlands? As a Kennismigrant, you are entitled to a 3-month search period to find a new job when you become unemployed, regardless of who terminated the employment. However, if you are unable to secure a job with a recognized sponsor within the given timeframe, your permit will be revoked.

We understand that being made redundant in a foreign country can be a challenging situation. In situations where you are concerned about losing your job and are uncertain about your legal rights and options, seeking the guidance of a lawyer can provide you with the necessary insight and advice. A lawyer can assist you in understanding your legal position and represent you in mediation or negotiation with your employer, if required.

If you are presented with a settlement agreement, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a lawyer before signing any documents. They may be able to help you negotiate better terms that are more favorable to you. If you have already accepted a settlement agreement, it is important to act quickly and seek legal advice as you have a limited period of 14 days to reconsider your acceptance.

If you have been made redundant and are uncertain about your rights, require guidance on transitional compensation, or if you are a highly skilled migrant and the redundancy affects your residency rights, a lawyer can offer the necessary expertise to inform your decision-making process. 

As an employment lawyer specialized in the Dutch Labour market for non-Dutch speakers, Together Abroad can offer you the support you need. Our experienced consultants can assist highly skilled migrant facing redundancy, lost your job, all questions regarding unemployment benefits, regulations for staying in the Netherlands, and how to make the most of the search period. We can also help you with questions about obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit.

At Together Abroad, we have over 15 years of experience in providing outplacement services to expats, highly skilled migrants, and non-Dutch speakers. Our service is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance you need to secure a new job in the Dutch Labour market. Don't let redundancy in a foreign country cause you undue stress – let Together Abroad help you navigate this challenging time.

When to call an employment lawyer?

If you are worried about losing your job and you are unsure of your legal rights and options in a specific situation, a lawyer can provide insight, advice and help you understand. They can also represent you in mediation or negotiation with your employer, if needed.

If you are offered a settlement agreement, it is wise to contact a lawyer before you sign anything. They may be able to help you negotiate a better deal. If you have already accepted a settlement agreement, call a lawyer fast; you only have 14 days to reconsider your acceptance.

If you are made redundant and you are unsure of your rights, need advice about transitional compensation or if you are a highly skilled migrant and the redundancy impacts your residence rights, a lawyer can provide the expertise you need to inform your decisions.

Further, if you are fired on the spot, threatened with dismissal, or if you are dismissed while you are pregnant or on long-term sick leave, always call a lawyer immediately.

At Together Abroad, our team of experts in (international) employment law can help you work it out. Whether you are facing redundancy, need help with a settlement agreement, or have questions about your legal rights as a highly skilled migrant, we are here to provide the advice and support you need. Don't hesitate to contact us for assistance. Schedule a call with us

WTC The Hague Business Center (3rd Floor)
Prinses Margrietplantsoen 33
2595 AM Den Haag | THe Hague

✉ L.van.orsouw@togetherabroad.nl
☎ +31(0)622966737

For an expat moving to the Netherlands, getting the right direction is very important. It's important that one knows which steps and direction to take. Linda is an exceptionally talent counselor, her advice has helped me land a job within a week of coming to the Netherlands. I am grateful for her mentoring and look forward to a great working relationship in the future.

Dr. Hrishiraj S | Clinical Research & Affairs Manager

Together Abroad provided expert advice on personal branding including developing a top-notch, market-aware CV, highly tailored job applications, and approach strategies with potential employers in the Netherlands. Furthermore, I found them be highly knowledgeable in key related fields such as recruitment strategy, immigration law, contracts, labor agreements, and (un)employment benefits. I would recommend Together Abroad to anyone who needs professional help with transitioning to a new career.

A. Aboufirass | Structural Engeer

Linda is a big mind. She thinks about things that the rest normally overlook. The insight she has about the dutch job market can only be achieved through years of experience and persistence.

Her business savvy is complemented by her mastery of understanding the client's needs and requirements. For my career I could say, she was the “Mary Poppins”, who guided me through thick and thin and helped me to land a career in the Netherlands

S. Bhattacharjee | FP&A Manager

If you are going to enlist the services of a "Career Coach" look no further. The only person you want in your corner is Linda van Orsouw. As an expat, you absolutely want to work with a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional who knows their way around the Dutch career/employment/job market. Linda assisted me in writing and positioning my CV, helped me organize and prioritize my list of opportunities, coached me through mock interviews and was there when I got offered a senior position only 2 months later. When asked I will only refer to Linda and "Togetherabroad".

Mr. C. Joubert
Lead Workplace Strategy Consultant 


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